Providence, R.I. — The Providence Bruins, affiliate of the Boston Bruins, announced Sunday that the team has signed LW Luke Toporowski to a two-year American Hockey League contract through the 2023-24 season.
The Bettendorf, Iowa native spent most of the past five seasons with the Spokane Chiefs, playing 223 games with the Chiefs before being traded to the Kamloops Blazers in January for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. In total, he scored 96 goals and added 103 assists for 199 points in the WHL, including 165 for Spokane (76G-89A).
In 21 postseason games with the Chiefs, the 5-foot-11, 182-pound forward notched 8 goals and 6 assists for 14 total points (2018 and 2019 WHL Playoffs). Toporowski also played in 16 playoff games with the Blazers this season, scoring 23 total points on nine goals and 14 assists.
The Spokane Chiefs are a member of the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey league, the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players. Since 1985 the Chiefs have been a pillar in the Spokane community, offering family-friendly entertainment and a winning tradition which includes: two Memorial Cup Championships in 1991 & 2008, two WHL Championships in 1991 & 2008 and four Western Conference Championships in 1991, 1996, 2000 & 2008. Over 60 alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.